Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Passion and A Bit of History

Common name: Gulf Fritillary
We stopped at the garden this morning.  The passion vine is really doing well, although most of it is on the east side of our fence.  It is the host plant for the Gulf Fritillary which are in abundance. 

This area is rich in history, as are many in Texas.  The Cypress Historical Society has begun to collect and capture some of that history.  They now have a library building for collecting information on families in this area and have hours when they are open to the public.  The vintage photos and cemetery maps interesting.  They have two albums of unidentified photos also which have been donated and some are being labeled with help from visitors.

Our ABCS board member Martin Hemmer has a lot of knowledge of this area as he was raised on family land on the north side of Norchester.  We will see if we can capture some of that history in the next couple of months."

A link to the Cypress Historical Society may be found HERE

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Work Day Tuesday, Aug 13th at 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday Aug 14 at 8:30 AM will be a work day.  While a lot of trimming was done last week, we have to spray the replanting area once again and the garden is still in need of trimming, and dead heading.  There were lots of butterflies this morning at the park. They appreciate the dense foliage. 
You might have noticed all the Day Care programs this spring and summer at Matzke Park. A big shout out of thanks to Joan for increasing the awareness of the park to all the day cares she had contacted this spring.
 I am looking forward to connecting with the Garden Club's Butterfly Garden Director.  ABCS continues to view the Butterfly Garden as its main project.

The county continues to work to connect Cypress Creek Greenway Project to Matzke Park. When that happens there will be trails for miles that begin for us just behind the bank at Jones and Grant.

Words for the Day: " It is what it is--but it will become what we make it."